A History Survey (Sept-Oct 2018) co-ordinated by Brendan Josevski for UON Cultural Collections found that the following themes associated with Newcastle were mentioned frequently by participants in the survey. General/Convict History Convict Lumberyard Royal Newcastle Hospital Newcastle Earthquake Newcastle Post Office Star Hotel Riot This post provides a general historical overview of these themes. For … More Important Moments in Newcastle History
The following is a general overview of an on-line survey investigating people’s perceptions of Newcastle’s history. The project was undertaken by UON Cultural Collections team and co-ordinated by UON student Brendan Josevski in the GLAMx Lab as part of an 80-hr social science placement. A simple 14 question survey was formulated and conducted asking the general … More Survey Report – Do You Think Newcastle’s History is Significant?
Online Version: https://www.theherald.com.au/news/local-news/5604562/stand-aside-mediocrity-heritage-is-back/ Interview on ABC1233 Drive 29 August 2018 with Paul Bevan Please note: The article below contains the original text with corrections, updates and added information provided after the opinion piece was printed. A sigh of relief could be felt across Newcastle with the Herald’s news (22/8) of the impending sale of the … More Stand aside mediocrity, heritage is back (Op-Ed)
Online Version: Our Heritage is Crumbling In the movie Apollo 13, NASA Flight Director Gene Kranz breaks up his bickering engineers by stating “Let’s work the problem people. Let’s not make things worse by guessing.” This is great advice in dealing with our very own ‘Apollo 13’, the former Newcastle Post Office. Our city’s ancestors … More Opinion: Newcastle Post Office – Our Heritage Is Crumbling (Newcastle Herald 20 May 2015)